Petitioning The Committee on the Resumption of Studies
Students who have exceeded eight quarters of approved leave, unless otherwise provided for in this policy (see the Voluntary Leave of Absence Policy), or who have withdrawn either voluntarily or administratively are required to submit a completed petition to resume along with supporting materials no later than eight weeks prior to the start of the quarter of intended return. Please note: do not use Apple’s “Preview” application to complete this form or it may not display properly; use Acrobat software instead.
The petition will be reviewed by the Committee on the Resumption of Studies, which will exercise reasoned judgment in deciding whether the resumption of studies is appropriate. The results of the review will be timely communicated in writing to the student upon completion of the review.
The College is not obliged to approve a student to resume the student’s studies. The decision of the Committee on the Resumption of Studies is final and unreviewable.
In cases where a student’s leave involves medical conditions, the resumption of studies is contingent upon the condition being resolved or managed successfully. In order to protect the student’s privacy, the Dean of Students (or designee) will consider germane medical and other information available, including information provided in a timely manner by the student, before the petition is forwarded to the Committee on the Resumption of Studies. See Returning to the College from a LOA or Withdrawal.
Upon return, students are expected to complete the requirements for the degree without further interruption.
Students returning from withdrawal may be permitted to register for classes during the add/drop period. A resumption of studies conference with their College adviser or a dean is typically required in the first week of the quarter.
Students who intend to petition to resume their studies may also wish to:
- Contact the Office of College Aid at least six weeks before matriculation to determine financial aid eligibility; and
- Contact the Housing and Residential Life office to apply for residential housing.